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Chunichi Dragons News and Notes: November 14, 2010

by on Nov.14, 2010 @ 8:56 pm, under NPB

Takahiro Saeki dropped by the Yokohama Bay Stars' Yokosuka training facilities on Saturday to look through his locker and prepare for his move to the Dragons.  Said Saeki about signing with the Dragons, "I'm happy to get a fresh start with a new team at this age.  I'm grateful to be able to play baseball.  The Dragons uniform is the same color blue as the Bay Stars.  I'm looking forward [to playing].

Saeki was set to spend one last day of practice at Yoksuka today before joining the Dragons for practice tomorrow.


The Chunichi Dragons held a tryout for Tatsuo Kinoshita at Nagoya Stadium on Saturday.  After tossing 61 pitches in front of Hiromitsu Ochiai and the other coaches, Kinoshita took part in the Dragons' regular team practice (about 7 hours long).

Kinoshita has been a fan of the Dragons since the very start and actually cried when he was drafted by the Fighters in 2005.  Kinoshita is scheduled to stay with the team until the 19th.